Dental implants have evolved greatly over the last few years

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Dental implants have evolved greatly over the last few years

Thanks to a greater understanding of the patient requirements and the great technological advances. Implants can be used for replacing either a single missing tooth or they can be used to replace a number of missing teeth.

The current systems in use allow us to replace teeth to match the natural teeth very closely. The procedure involves two stages: The surgical placement of the implant in the jaw. This is carried out with local anaesthetic and can also be done under sedation depending on patient requirements and the type of case. Some 3-4 months after the placement of the implants the new teeth can be made.

In certain situations teeth can be replaced immediately with dental implants. The initial consultation for dental implants will involve taking x-rays to evaluate the bone suitability. The dentist will be able to discuss other factors involved and determine the patient suitability.

The costs for the treatment will be discussed and all aspects are confirmed and approved by the patient prior to commencing treatment.

The much publicised “new one hour implants” have a place to play in the wide range of implant options that are now available – and this along with all other treatments are routinely discussed with all patients needing dental implants.

Restore your smile

Dental implants are a great way to improve and restore your smile and there are different types to choose from.

These include:

  • Single tooth implants
  • Multiple tooth implants
  • Full arch implants

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